Monday, August 29, 2011

Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy

"SANTA CRUZ, CA--After nine months of number-crunching on a powerful supercomputer, a beautiful spiral galaxy matching our own Milky Way emerged from a computer simulation of the physics involved in galaxy formation and evolution. The simulation by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Zurich solves a longstanding problem that had led some to question the prevailing cosmological model of the universe.READ MORE HERE